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1 Making, interpreting and applying rules

The aim of this unit is to introduce you to the processes of making, interpreting and applying rules.

We often think about social rules, most of which are unwritten and which we observe because we have a shared social understanding of what they are. We are now going to think about a different kind of rule. A definition of a rule (as opposed to a habit, custom or role) is shown in Box 1.

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5 Conclusion

Social work and law are both contested concepts, open to a range of possible meanings, depending on their context and the source of their definition. An understanding of these competing meanings is essential to good professional practice and provides a foundation for examining the relationship between social work and the law which is central to this unit. The relationship between social work and the law is subject to change, as the organisation and delivery of social care services attempts to
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2.3 Social work and social change

The social work profession in Scotland is undergoing a period of significant change at the beginning of the twenty-first century. In a process which largely mirrors developments across the UK, new systems for the education and regulation of social workers have been introduced to improve standards in the provision of social services, to raise public confidence and protect service users. For the first time entrants to the profession are required to obtain an undergraduate degree in social work,
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2.2 Finding out about social work

There is evidence that public knowledge about social work in Scotland is ‘fairly low’, with apparent confusion between social services and welfare benefits – ‘the social’ – and over the boundaries between social work and social care. The MORI survey also reported that those most likely to be in need of social support – older people, lower social income and minority ethnic groups – were particularly ill informed about availability and access to services (Davidson and
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2,2 The right to confidence

Those who allege that their privacy has been invaded commonly rely on the action of ‘breach of the right to confidence’. The common law right to confidence is a recognised right. The essence of the right to confidence may be summarised as misuse of private information. The English courts have established, in numerous decisions, that obtaining or publishing unauthorised photographs or information amounts to a breach of confidence in situations where a ‘duty of confidence’ exi
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2.1 The history of the common law

Prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, there was no unitary, national legal system. Before 1066 the English legal system involved a mass of oral customary rules, which varied according to region. The law of the Jutes in the south of England, for example, was different from that of the Mercians in the middle of the country (see map below). Each county had its own local court dispensing its own justice in accordance with local customs that varied from community to commun
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Obesity Economics
This course introduces students to the economic approach to evaluating obesity. It focuses on attributable health care expenditures, quality adjusted life years, productivity changes, consumer sovereignty, and the incentives and regulations that can be used to change individual adult, parent, and child behavior.
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2.4 Clerk
How does the board of governors of a school work? This unit looks at the roles of Chair of Governors, Vice-chair and Clerk to the board and examines how the workload can be shared between the members. The governing body should focus on the quality and delivery of education provided by the school, not on daily management.
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CIDMEF Libreville 2011 - Atelier : L’enseignement des Sciences Humaines et savoirs intégrés.

XVIIIème Journées Universitaires Francophones de Pédagogie des Sciences de la Santé de la CIDMEF.
3ème Congrès International Francophone de Pédagogie des Sciences de la Santé
16 – 19 avril 2011
Faculté de Médecine de Libreville (Gabon). Université des Sciences de la Santé
Titre : CIDMEF Libreville 2011 - Atelier : L’enseignement des Sciences Humaines et savoirs intégrés.
Intervenant : Marie CAULI (UNF3S – FSP Mère-enfant - anthropologue)
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L'histoire des services du cancer : différences nationales et concordances dans la mise en œuvre des traitements - The Historicity of Cancer Services : National Differences and the Cumulation of the Major Treatment Modalities / John Pickstone. Dans "Histoire du cancer (1750-1950)", colloque international organisé par le laboratoire FRAMESPA (université Toulouse II-Le Mirail), l'Institut Claudius Regaud et le Centre d'Études d'Histoire de la Médecine. Tou
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Jean-Claude Bradley presented at a panel on New Forms of Scholarly Communication in Science at the Special Libraries Association meeting on June 15, 2011. The talk covered the role of trust in science, with a focus on the validation of melting point data. Where the literature was unable to reconcile measurements, Open Notebook Science was used to clarify. The collection of an Open Dataset of melting point measurements for 20,000 compounds was described as well as ongoing curation efforts and c
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Jennifer Litton M.D. makes sense of hormone replacement therapy and its relationship to your risk of getting breast cancer. Please visit: www.mdanderson.org/prevention for more information regarding prevention and screening. Dr. Jennifer Litton, Assistant Professor of Breast Medical Oncology, at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center discusses hormone replacement therapy and breast cancer risk. View other videos at www.mdanderson.org/videos
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A golden retriever named Lucky lived up to her name when she conquered a dangerous form of cancer and went on to win the title Master Hunter from the American Kennel Club, thanks to state-of-the-art oncology treatment at Oregon State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.
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Students apply everything they have learned about light properties and laser technologies to designing, constructing and presenting laser-based security systems that protect the school's mummified troll. In the associated activity, students "test their mettle" by constructing their security system using a PVC pipe frame, lasers and mirrors. In the lesson, students "go public" by creating informational presentations that explain their systems, and serve as embedded assessment, testing each studen
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1.2.6 Encounters with death

Although we each die only once, there may be many a brush with death throughout the course of a person’s life. The experience of having been close to death can have a major impact on the way in which a person continues living. For Elaine, the awareness that she might be about to die has affected the way she lives now that her prognosis is good. She describes herself as prepared for death and impatient of those who are not. She also has difficulty entering fully back into life.


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6.2 The body, the lungs and oxygen

The figure shows a simple image of how the lungs absorb oxygen from the air.

Figure 11
Figure 11 Air and blood flow

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This unit is made up of four extracts related to social care, social work and the law. The extracts are stand-alone sections but follow on from each other to make up this unit. You will be introduced to five main themes that shape practice in the field of social care and social work. The aim of this unit is to enhance your understanding of the relationship between social work practice and the law.
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1.2 Partnership
This unit is made up of four extracts related to social care, social work and the law. The extracts are stand-alone sections but follow on from each other to make up this unit. You will be introduced to five main themes that shape practice in the field of social care and social work. The aim of this unit is to enhance your understanding of the relationship between social work practice and the law.
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